We’re partnering with
We began our conversation with the Tangata Whenua Collective in February 2018, talking with them about our study to improve provisions for public transport, walking and cycling through the Cameron Road corridor. In early 2020 the project team began to engage with local hapū Ngāi Tamarāwaho and Ngāti Tapu. We are looking to them for further collaboration and guidance on this project from a placemaking perspective and for how cultural aspects can be brought into the design process.
Community Liaison Group
The Community Liaison Group is made up of a group of representatives from the business community, residents, landowners and schools that are in the area of Stage one of this project. The importance of the Community Liaison Group (CLG) is to help make sure that this community is kept up-to-date and well informed about stage one of the project. This group of 30 is helping the project design team through concept design into detailed design working through localised concerns, and developing ideas and solutions.
Council is working closely with representatives from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, University of Waikato, Emergency services (St John Ambulance, Fire and Emergency NZ, NZ Police), Council Special Interest Groups, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty, Automobile Association, Road Transport Association, National Road Carriers, Cycle Action Tauranga, NZ Bus, an active bus user, Priority One, Environment and Sustainability Forum, Smartgrowth, Living Streets Aotearoa, and the Ministry of Education.